Playsh, the playful shell
Playsh is a ‘narrative-driven "object navigation" client, operating primarily on the semantic level, casting your hacking environment as a high-level, shell-based, social prototyping laboratory, a playground for recombinant network toys.’
- looking for patterns in source code.
- navigating URLs geographically through ‘rooms’ or as a deck of cards in your hand (!)
- opening feed items as ‘doors’.
Superficially, playsh appears to be a command-line interface for the web, though lacking the intuitive nature of YubNub, though Yubnub does lack the ability to pipe data from one silo into another. Though Webb’s motivations for exploring recombinant interfaces and playful metaphors are appropriate and valuable, playsh itself doesn’t seem to address these motivations.
Maybe I’m missing something, but it’s difficult to see the value here…